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Monday, January 5, 2009

Recommended Listening: "Cien Noches" by The Ben Sidran Hammond Quartet

Warm up a winter day with some jazz.

Winter is a strangle. Layers of clothing knot and frustrate you. The weather pins you down and trips you up. It's dry. It's suffocating. You're trapped underneath it all. Panic is rising in your throat.

Don't panic. Instead, listen to Cien Noches by The Ben Sidran Hammand Quartet. The music on Cien Noches was recorded live at the Cafe Central in Madrid, Spain. The sound quality is superb: The brush of the drum from Leo Sidran, the guitar chasing the saxophone, and Ben Sidran's phenomenal play on the Hammond organ. It is pure pleasure and fun to listen to this collection of sophisticated, accessible jazz.

Forget winter. Listen to Cien Noches and be transported to a nightclub in Spain.

Note: To purchase a copy of Cien Noches, go to Ben's web site and scroll down to the link to CD BABY.